The Farmer's Pledge
Knowing your farmer is the best assurance that the food you buy is responsibly grown. 'On Borrowed Ground' CSA believes that farmers should work in harmony with natural forces and leave the little piece of the world over which they have stewardship in better condition than when they found it.
We pledge that in our farming we will:
Build and maintain healthy soils by applying farming practices that include rotating crops annually, using compost, cover crops, green manures and reduced tillage
Serve the health of soil, people and nature by rejecting the use of synthetic insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers. We will sustain the land in healthy condition for future generations
Reject the use of GMOs, chemically treated seeds, synthetic toxic materials, irradiation, and sewage sludge in our farming, and all synthetic substances in post harvest handling
Conserve natural resources including the atmosphere and climate, by reducing erosion and pollution of air, soil and water through responsible farming practices
Maximize the nutritional value of food by careful post harvest handling
Reduce food miles by selling produce locally and regionally
Create beneficial habitat for wildlife and encourage biodiversity
Share and develop farming skills and know-how, treat family members and workers with respect, and ensure their safety on the farm
Work in co-operation with other farmers and with the neighboring community to create a more sustainable way of life
With my CSA, your chemical free produce has traveled only as far as from my garden to your kitchen, a distance of under 15 kilometers. Your money is going directly to a local producer who is committed to sustainable agriculture. This is your way of voting for organic, community based, fresh and healthy nutrition for you and your family.